Kristen Wiig has a handful of cinematic ventures poised for the future: her own pet project Imogene (which we saw at this year's Toronto International Film Festival), the Ben Stiller movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Sean Penn's The Comedian, the independent dark comedy Revenge for Jolly!, and the sequels to animated films Despicable Me and How to Train Your Dragon. But with all of these announced prior to her heartrending departure from Saturday Night Live, and none yet released, it's been difficult for we Wiig-lovers to transition into this post-SNL, big screen-centric era. The actress' first new announcement to arise since she sang a tearful "Goodbye Ruby Tuesday" back in May is Hateship, Friendship, which The Hollywood Reporter reveals is negotiating with Wiig as well as Hailee Steinfeld (of True Grit fame) and Guy Pearce. Hollywood.com has confirmed that Nick Nolte is officially on board.
The film derives from a short story collection named Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage by Alice Munro, and will be written and directed by Liza Johnson. Despite bearing a title that makes it sound like a more emotionally-driven version of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (would you not love to see a English-accented Kristen Wiig trying to figure out who among Steinfeld, Pearce, and Nolte is the secret mole in the British government?), the dramedy actually revolves around the relationship between a nanny (Wiig), the young girl she is tasked with caring for (Steinfeld), the girl's estranged, drug-addicted father (Pearce), and a man who blames the latter for the death of his daughter (Nolte).
Although the moviegoing public has still yet to be graced with anything Wiig since her NBC departure, new projects with her name attached does help tend to the wounds of our Wiigless lives. Soon enough, the influx will hit: we'll have more widescreen Penelope/Target Lady/hopefully-not-Gilly than we know what to do with. And it'll be glorious.
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The Oscar winner, who is currently shooting The Counselor with Ridley, is slated to portray Patrizia Reggiani in Jordan Scott's Gucci.
Reggiani was jailed in 1998 for hiring a hitman to kill her husband four years after the couple officially divorced.
She became known as the Black Widow throughout her trial.
Her daughters urged lawmakers in Milan, Italy to overturn their mother's conviction on the grounds a brain tumour had altered her personality. The conviction was upheld but Reggiani's sentence was reduced to 26 years.
Last year (Oct11), she was offered a chance at parole, but refused stating, "I've never worked in my life and I'm certainly not going to start now."
The Volver star purchased the rights to the novel after falling in love with the story of a Spanish flamenco dancer who marries former ruling Maharaja, Jagatjit Singh, and becomes a princess at 18.
Cruz is a huge fan of Hindi films and wants to shoot the future project in India where the novel, by Spanish author Javier Moro, is set.
She tells The Times of India, "India is a culturally strong country and very traditional. Bollywood is now making its mark and people in Hollywood want to work with the Indian stars and in Bollywood too. I am a great fan of Indian cinema and I would love to work with Shah Rukh Khan. I have the movie rights to a book and we are going to shoot the movie in India."
The Desperate Housewives star was recently rumoured to have moved on from her on/off relationship with Penelope Cruz's younger brother Eduardo after she was spotted stepping out on a number of low-key dates with New York Jets quarterback Sanchez.
The new couple even managed to get away for a brief vacation in the Caribbean, according to rumours.
And now the lovely Latina, who has been reluctant to share details about her personal life since splitting from basketball ace Tony Parker in 2010, has confirmed the new romance.
Asked about the relationship rumours by TV presenter pal Mario Lopez during an appearance on his U.S. news show Extra, she confessed, "Mark and I are, you know, fine. We're happy just dating."
A representative for the actors confirmed the news to People.com on Thursday (06Sep12).
The stars wed in 2003 and have two sons, Archie, three, and two-year-old Abel. It was Poehler's first marriage, while Arnett was previously wed to actress Penelope Ann Miller.
"I don't like dying (on film). I die in Don't Move, and I can't really look at it because it reminds me of my grandmother when she was very old." Oscar winner Penelope Cruz prefers her characters to have a happier ending.
The filmmaker allowed the actors to improvise with the script for the romantic comedy/drama and converse in their native language, but he didn't bother to find out exactly what they were talking about on screen - and remains completely clueless to this day.
Cruz tells W magazine, "He gave us the script he wrote in English, and he gave us the freedom to translate and improvise. Woody told me recently that he still doesn't know if we are talking about the atomic bomb."
The performance won the Spanish beauty the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, so Allen decided to put his faith in her again while shooting his latest movie To Rome with Love.
She says, "It's the same thing in To Rome With Love - he doesn't speak Italian. I translated my lines. So he still doesn't know what I am saying."
"When I was 16, I got Jamon Jamon. Of course, I had to lie about my age. And I had to lie to my parents about the content of the script." Actress Penelope Cruz pretended to be older than she was to land the starring role in the sexually-charged Spanish comedy drama, in which she appeared alongside her future husband Javier Bardem.
The Vicky Cristina Barcelona star signed up to promote the company's new Super Mario Bros. game for their DS3 console and she has filmed a promo for the campaign.
In the clip, Cruz is seen putting her gaming skills to the test and exclaims, "Come on, Mario, let's go - good boy!" as she taps away at the screen while lying on a lounge chair.
Monica then walks over to her sibling and declares, "Let's play together", before Penelope replies, "Do you want me to remind you who is the big sister? The last one loses the bet."
The pair then battle it out, with Monica crowned the winner. Penelope is later seen in a street wearing a Mario outfit and asking a shopkeeper, "Can I have a mushroom please?" - while her sister looks on and giggles.